Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 8/27/12
Who the hell is Allan Muir?  I had no idea who he was before reading his Eastern Conference offseason letter grades at Sports Illustrated's website, but he'll never get a second chance to make a first impression. It's a shame really, because Muir, who apparently covers hockey for SI, dropped this steaming turd while assessing Ottawa's offseason: Letting Zenon Konopka walk? Fine. Trading Nick Foligno for underappreciated defender Marc Methot? Okay. But letting Matt Carkner leave over his desire for an extra year on his deal? That's penny smart, pound foolish thinking by GM Bryan Murray. Not only will the Sens be a softer touch, they're also well below the cap floor. Maybe that sorts itself out in the CBA, but if it doesn't, then Murray is left to overspend on someone for the sake of spending. There's also a need for a legitimate first line right wing that's gone unaddressed. (No, I'm not convinced Jacob Silfverberg is the answer). GRADE: D Holy ****, context lost much? ...
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